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|| Rigging Lab Course | Fall Protection & Rescue for Work at Height
Rigging Lab Courses – Enrollment Schedule
Currently no date for this course is open for enrollment. You may inquire with us if interested in scheduling this course.
Length:   4 Days
March 11 – March 14, 2013
Enrollment status:   Closed
Prerequisite:   Working knowledge of rope access recommended. Students should possess a health and fitness level commensurate with the rigors of work at height.
Course Description:   This four day course focuses on evaluating and controlling fall hazards, OSHA fall protection criteria, the inspection, use and care of fall protection equipment, the risks associated with Suspension Intolerance and the planning and implementation of evacuation and rescue systems. Participants will get hands-on experience using ANSI Z359.1 approved personal fall protection equipment, and using ANSI 359.4 certified rescue systems capable of raising and lowering a casualty. Participants will also get team experience building and using systems capable of transferring a casualty horizontally and vertically.
Days 1 – 3 include class instruction and hands-on training. Day 4 focuses on team rescue exercises. Teams will fill out risk assessment forms and write rescue pre-plans, build rescue systems involving cross hauls and edge management and carry out rescues involving a combination of pre-built rescue systems and situational hauling/lowering setups.
Total Course Hours: 32 Hours (4 Days x 8 Hours)
Standards and legislature
Technical specs and equipment traceability
Inspection, care and storage of equipment
Knots and anchors
Hazard assessment and project planning
Fall arrest systems
Work positioning and work restraint systems
Daily Start Time: Course attendance begins, daily, at 8:00 A.M.
Certificate of Completion:   Upon successful completion of course, student will receive a certificate of completion. Certificates awarded for this course carry no expiration date.
Address: 601 N. Larch St., Sisters, OR 97759
This course takes place at the Rescue Response Gear training facility in Sisters, Oregon in the Rigging Lab. This location is conveniently serviced by four commercial airports.
We offer world class instruction renowned for providing a platform of exhaustive, elite professional industry standard instruction. The Instructor for this course is Trask Bradbury of Gemini Rope Access Solutions.
This course is an intensive schedule mixing classroom and many hours of in-harness time. Participants are expected to be on-site for 8-10 hours each day.
The course tuition does not cover travel to the course location, accommodations (discounted hotels are nearby), meals or technical gear needed for student participation.
Participant Equipment Requirements:
The Rigger's Workshop
Participant Equipment Requirements
- Personal Protective Equipment, including:
- Helmet (w/chin strap)
- Rappel/rigging gloves
- Minimum NFPA class 3 or equivalent harness
- Appropriate Shoes for wilderness locations (no running or tennis shoes)
- Appropriate clothing for wilderness locations and current weather conditions
- Rigging Gear, including:
- Descent device
- At least six rescue carabiners, NFPA L rated, or equivalent
- Self-belay device, i.e., Shunt or ASAP
- Other Course Equipment options:
- Participants are encouraged to bring any gear they may want to test/evaluate or simply present to the other participants.
Course Registration: Contact Us
All courses are also available on a contract basis. Please contact us to arrange custom dates.
Course Enrollee's Right to Cancel:
Enrollee may cancel a course at any time. If cancelled 31 or more days before the starting date of the course Rescue Response Gear will refund the amount the enrollee has previously paid toward course tuition minus a $50.00 enrollment fee. In this case Enrollee can inquire about possible transfer of tuition paid to another Rescue Response Gear course held within one year of the date of the original course. Tuition paid by Enrollees cancelling enrollment in a course 1 to 30 days before the starting date of the course or during the duration of the course is non-refundable. In this case Enrollee can inquire about possible substitution in the course by another qualified enrollee to participate in the original Enrollee's place.
Rescue Response Gear's Right To Cancel:
Rescue Response Gear retains the right to cancel a course at any time should circumstances dictate doing so. Conducting rope training courses requires a minimum number of students. Conditions beyond the control of Rescue Response Gear such as weather and/or other safety related conditions could require cancellation of the course by Rescue Response Gear. Please keep this in mind when making course related commitments such as airline, hotel and car reservations and other preparations. Rescue Response Gear is not responsible for reimbursement of any such charges. In the event of a course cancellation Rescue Response Gear will provide notification to enrolled students as early as is possible. For your protection we recommend you look into trip cancellation insurance coverage with your insurance agent or with the providers you book travel arrangements & accommodations with.